Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Yoga trial extended another day

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Elk Grove school district tables planned administration reorganization

A planned reorganization of Elk Grove Unified School District's administration that would have raised salaries of top employees was postponed Wednesday night after most of the school board and audience spoke out against it.

San Ysidro recall moves forward

Proponents of an effort to recall three San Ysidro School District trustees can start circulating petitions, according to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.

Yoga trial extended another day

Lengthy closing arguments in the trial challenging an Encinitas school yoga program pushed back a ruling in the case to Thursday at the earliest, a judge said on Tuesday.

Improved budget forecasts allow Ventura schools to shed furloughs, cut class sizes

For the first time in four years, Ventura schools will have smaller class sizes and no furlough days, changes that will appear in the next academic year due to increased state funding.

LAUSD board member Richard Vladovic accused of harassing employees

Los Angeles Unified has launched an investigation into allegations of employee intimidation and sexual harassment leveled against school board member Richard Vladovic, the Daily News has learned.

Lodi Unified adds 24 teachers for grades 1 through 3

Lodi Unified Trustees approved the hire of 24 new primary grade teachers on Tuesday night, making way for a new intervention program that will bring more reading and math instruction to pupils who share their classrooms with children from another grade level.

Azusa Unified begins process of reopening adult school

The Azusa Unified School District rescinded the layoffs of two Azusa Adult School employees on Tuesday, the first in a series of steps to reopen the school after the state's recent changes in education funding.

San Ramon schools could get $4M in new funding system

San Ramon schools could get $4 million in new state money under the governor's novel school funding system, dollars that would propel the district back into the black for the first time in several years, district officials estimate.

Family of girl sexually abused by teacher awarded $5.6 million

The family of a teenage girl sexually abused by a Chino Hills High School science teacher even after officials learned of inappropriate emails between them has been awarded $5.6 million by a jury.

Summer lunch gap persists for Sacramento-area students

During the academic year, more than half of students in Sacramento and Yolo County public schools are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. But thanks to recessionary budget cuts in local programs and a lack of awareness, less than 10 percent of needy kids in the two counties take advantage of the nutritionally balanced free meals available in summer, state Department of Education data show.

L.A. Unified accused of bullying in Miramonte student abuse cases

Attorneys representing a group of Miramonte students and parents responded aggressively to renewed pressure on their clients to settle abuse claims filed with the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Financial misdeeds sinking Oakland charter school

A high-performing charter school is one step closer to closing under the weight of an audit showing its former director broke the law by paying himself $3.8 million from school funds for construction and rental services.

Fensterwald: After legal ruling leaves some parcel taxes in jeopardy, clarity must come from Legislature

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a parcel tax case with statewide implications, leaving it up to the Legislature, if it chooses, to change the law that undid one district’s parcel tax and left similar parcel taxes in other districts vulnerable. A bill that would do that failed to move this year but will resurface in 2014.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fillmore school officials optimistic about state budget, but uncertainty lingers

Interim Superintendent Dr. Alan Nishino was pleased with the state budget being passed through the Legislature by the deadline, but said it was still unclear how the new school funding system would affect the district.

Lincoln Unified budget: Sunny outlook for first time in years

Weeks earlier than expected, new solar-energy systems were powered on in early June at eight Lincoln Unified campuses, producing cost savings that have been factored into the new district budget that is expected to be approved tonight by the school board.

Claremont Unified School District board adopts budget

Claremont Unified School District board members recently passed their budget, with officials mostly positive in their financial outlook.